On Wednesday another Samsung device caused an incident on a plane, when a flight getting ready to depart from the Louisville airport had to suddenly evacuate. A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 reportedly started making a “popping noise and started smoking after he powered it down.”
No one was injured in the incident, but the 75 passengers and crew members were forced to evacuate the plane. There was however a bit of damage to the carpet of the airplane where the smoking device landed when the passenger dropped it.
Last month there was a formal recall for the product after some similar instances took place, but the phone in question was reportedly one of the replacement phones. The Federal Aviation Administration has also specifically asked that people not use the device on airplanes for this reason.
This particular incident took place on a Southwest flight, where they have a policy that asks passengers to carry on any Samsung devices as opposed to putting them into checked luggage in case they catch on fire. They also ask their passengers to keep all Samsung devices off and away from power sources to lower the risks as much as possible.